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  • Spring Clean Your Way to Energy Savings


    Dry clothes faster.

    Clear lint that's built up in your clothes-dryer exhaust hose - it won't just help your dryer use less energy, it will also reduce the fire hazard. Have a flexible hose? Replace …

  • Should You Go Ductless This Spring?


    Heating and cooling - all in one? There are many benefits to upgrading your HVAC system with a high-efficiency ductless mini-split heat pump this season:

    Their small size and flexibility allows …

  • At the Intersection of Light and Art: Scott Rosenfeld on the LED Revolution


    Scott Rosenfeld, Lighting Designer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Renwick Gallery, is one of the United States’ leading experts on art and lighting. Driven to accelerate …

Recent News

  • Solar in the District: 4115 Davis will Produce Power with the Sun


    Bernstein Management Corporation’s 4115 Davis – part of Park Crest Apartments – is set to produce sun power with its new solar installation. The blue panels on the roof will offset almost 60,000 kWh annually, which will prevent the emission of almost 45 metric tons of carbon – the equivalent of taking nearly ten cars off the road for one year. The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), a long-time partner of BMC, offered technical guidance throughout the procurement and installation process.
  • Bernstein Management Installs Solar at Cathedral Mansions


    Bernstein Management Corporation (BMC) just completed a solar installation on top of the Cathedral Mansions parking garage, located at 3000 Connecticut Avenue NW. The mixed-use building with offices and apartments is home to more than 250 residents. The solar installation will offset more than 240,000 kWh and prevent the emission of 182 tons of carbon – that is the equivalent of taking 39 cars off the road for one year. The project was completed with technical assistance from the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU).
  • How Cities Can Use Building Energy Data to Drive Efficiency


    This blog is the second in an ongoing series exploring the findings of IMT’s Putting Data to Work project, a three-year effort to explore how cities and their partners can better deploy building performance data to drive action on energy efficiency in buildings in their jurisdiction.

Recent Press Releases

  • Focus on Green Technology: Building Sustainable Cities of the Future


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC, January 24 2018 – Today, the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) is proud to hold Focus on Green Technology: Building Sustainable Cities of the Future. The event seeks to bring emerging energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability technologies from all over the world to the District of Columbia, giving industry experts and innovators a chance to convene and discuss challenges and opportunities for a brighter future through smart green tech. “We are proud to bring these companies to the District to present their ideas and to provide District residents and businesses with a platform to learn about and access state-of-art technologies for higher energy cost savings and lower carbon emissions benefitting everyone,” said Ted Trabue, Managing Director of the DCSEU.
  • DCSEU to invest $2 Million in Energy Efficiency Projects Benefitting Vulnerable Communities


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC, January 22 2018 – The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) is proud to announce that it will invest $2 million in competitive and innovative projects that improve energy efficiency in low-income communities. With the Income Qualified Efficiency Fund, the DCSEU will provide incentives for energy efficiency upgrades – both gas and electric – in affordable housing or institutions that serve vulnerable populations, such as clinics and shelters, in the District. To implement the projects, the DCSEU will focus on working with local contractors, especially District-based Certified Business Enterprises (CBEs) registered with the District Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD).
  • How to Brace for “Bomb Cyclone”


    When the bomb cyclone sweeps over the DC area, temperatures might drop further to record-lows in continuation of a cold snap that has punished the U.S. for the past 10 days. The cold has driven up heating fuel demand to unprecedented levels while prices have skyrocketed to rare highs.